!Dilochia wallichii Lindl. 1830

Photo by Ong Poh Teck


Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Ochid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Hot Cool Spring

Common Name Wallich's Dilochia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Moluccas, Sumatra and New Guinea in hill and montane forests often on rocky banks in full sun at elevations of 170 to to 2000 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an elongate stem carrying 2-ranked, lanceolate, acute, upper smaller than lower leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal raely branched, 6" [15 cm] long, to 10 flowered, inflorescence with long-oval, avute, very concave floral bracts.1" [2.5] cm between each flower

Synonyms Arundina pentandra (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862; Arundina wallichii (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Dilochia pentandra Rchb.f. 1857;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as D petrandra; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Arundina [Dilochia] pentandra drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1862 as Arundina [Dilochia] wallichii drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Arundina pentandra drawing fide; Flora of Malaya vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing good; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 drawing ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol III Shuiteman and de Vogel 2005; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok/photo good; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide